Run run run run run. Crash. Go to spa. Feel better. Run run run run run. Crash.
We keep ourselves over-the-top busy, then wonder why we burn out. But there is a way to keep the positive energy flowing steadily:
Instead of waiting until the inevitable crash before taking care of yourself, make small, frequent recalibrations so you never get to that crash in the first place.
For example, make the time to meditate for 20 minutes every evening. Take a hot bath as soon as you feel that telltale tension in your shoulders. Down one of those immune-booster vitamin powder drinks and go to bed early the day the first signs of a cold. Get a massage even if you don’t “need” one to destress. Read a chapter of an inspirational book every morning. Write in your journal before you need it to vent.
This way, your energy level has small ups and downs instead of giant spikes that make you want to sleep for three days straight.
How about you — do you tend to recalibrate your energy often, or wait for the crash and do something big? How has this affected your wellbeing?
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